Hong Kong to resume case of 47 democracy activists on September 23

The widely monitored national security case of 47 Hong Kong democracy activists charged with conspiracy to commit subversion, most of whom have been in custody for more than four months, will resume in September, a judge ruled on Thursday. Judge Victor So in the West Kowloon Court ruled the defendants will return to court on… Read More Hong Kong to resume case of 47 democracy activists on September 23

Hong Kong police arrest former Apple Daily journalist Fung Wai-kong

Hong Kong police arrested a former senior journalist with the Apple Daily newspaper at the international airport on Sunday night on a suspected national security charge as he tried to leave the city, according to media reports. Fung Wai-kong would be the seventh staffer at the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper to be arrested on national… Read More Hong Kong police arrest former Apple Daily journalist Fung Wai-kong

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily issues final edition following forced closure

Hong Kong’s most vocal pro-democracy newspaper, Apple Daily, printed its last edition on Thursday after a stormy year in which its tycoon owner and other staff were arrested under a new national security law, and its assets were frozen. The closure of the popular tabloid, which mixes pro-democracy views with celebrity gossip and investigations of… Read More Hong Kong’s pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily issues final edition following forced closure

Hong Kong court upholds no-jury decision at first national security trial

Hong Kong’s Court of Appeal upheld on Tuesday a court decision to deny a trial by jury to the first person charged under a new national security law, a landmark decision that marks a departure from the global financial hub’s common law tradition. Last month, the Court of First Instance in the High Court ruled… Read More Hong Kong court upholds no-jury decision at first national security trial

Hong Kong court denies bail request of detained Apple Daily executives

Two executives of Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, charged under a national security law, were denied bail on Saturday in a case that has drawn international condemnation and stoked fears over media freedoms in the financial hub. Editor-in-chief Ryan Law 47 and chief executive officer Cheung Kim-hung 59 were among five Apple Daily executives… Read More Hong Kong court denies bail request of detained Apple Daily executives

Hong Kong police charges two Apple Daily executives with collusion with foreign country

Hong Kong police charged the chief editor and chief executive of pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily on Friday with collusion with a foreign country, a national security case that has sent chills through the city’s media. On Thursday, 500 police raided the media outlet and officers were seen sitting in front of computers in the newsroom… Read More Hong Kong police charges two Apple Daily executives with collusion with foreign country

Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily over national security law

Five hundred Hong Kong police officers sifted through reporters’ computers and notebooks at pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily on Thursday, the first case in which authorities have cited media articles as potentially violating the national security law. Around dawn, police arrested five executives of the newspaper, and officers were later seen sitting at computers in the… Read More Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily over national security law

Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow released following almost seven months in detention

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow was released from prison on Saturday after serving nearly seven months for her role in an unauthorised assembly during anti-government protests in the city in 2019. The 24-year-old activist had been convicted together with her long-time activist colleague, Joshua Wong, for their involvement in an illegal rally near police… Read More Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow released following almost seven months in detention